Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Student Support Services & Special Programs



Campus Store

The campus store is located in the Student Center in Building M100, Room M101 Sumter Main Campus and in Building K1100, Kershaw County Campus, and carries textbooks, software, and supplies to support the programs at the College. Cash, personal checks, debit/credit cards, and financial aid are accepted for payment. Books may also be purchased at other campus sites for students at those locations. Textbook requirements for courses are posted online at: http://campusstore.cctech.edu or in myCCTC on the Financial Services page. Textbooks are included in your tuition and fees and provided by Slingshot.

Career Services Center

Career planning services are available to assist current and prospective students in making realistic and appropriate career plans. These services are available in the Career Services Center, Bldg. M500, Room M525. The following services are offered at no charge:

  • Career Assessments: Assessments are available to help students identify interests, values, and personality preferences to become more aware of career options, and investigate non-traditional careers.
  • Career Counseling: Career Counselors can assist students formulate career plans.
  • Career Readiness Workshops: Various seminars, including employability skills, interviewing tips, and career planning, are offered throughout the year. Students can view a complete listing of available workshops on the College’s website.
  • Employment Services: Employment services are offered to enrolled students and alumni to assist in exploring and securing jobs. Full-time, part-time, and temporary positions for students are posted and managed through the Career Services job posting database. Career Services personnel are available to assist students with information, referrals, résumé and application preparation, and interviewing techniques. Whether or not a student secures a particular job depends primarily on their qualifications and how well they handle the job interview. These services are located in the Career Services Center, Bldg. M500, Room M525.
  • Job Seeking Skills: Resources are available to assist with résumé preparation and interviewing techniques and help research employment opportunities.
  • Online Career Resources: Websites offer career assessments to assist in learning more about them self and the world of work. These sites can help students research information about occupations, values, interests, skills, educational programs, and more.
  • Titan Attire Program: Students and recent alumni are encouraged to use the FREE clothes closet to secure industry-appropriate attire for interviews and starting new jobs.
  • Transfer Services: University/College information and transfer assistance is available in the Career Services Center.

Central Carolina Technical College’s employment services are available free of charge to both students and employers.

Central Carolina Technical College offers employment services for:

  • All students completing requirements for an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. Upcoming graduates are encouraged to reconnect with the Career Services Center during the semester prior to graduation. Graduates may utilize the services of the Career Services Center following graduation.
  • Graduates and students are encouraged to activate their free College Central Network account to view local and national job openings and to have their résumés reviewed.

Library

The mission of the Central Carolina Technical College Library is to support academic success, promote information literacy, and contribute to lifelong learning of the students, faculty, and staff through exceptional customer service, reference assistance, resources, and instruction. In carrying out its mission, the library acquires and provides access to appropriate print and online resources, provides an environment conducive to study and research, provides access to services and resources to college users through multiple technologies, and provides individualized and group instruction in the access and use of electronic and print information.

The Central Carolina Library is located in Building M500. Students, faculty, and staff have access to books, periodicals, newspapers, and audiovisual resources as well as the library’s online electronic resources. Internet access is available at computer workstations in the library. Online library resources are available from off-campus by logging in to myCCTC. The Library page in myCCTC links to the Library’s catalog, electronic book collection, and online subscription services. Links to helpful LibGuides and tutorials are available on the Library page of myCCTC. The Library’s physical collection consists of over 6,000 items including books, DVDs, and audio books. The library subscribes to over 25 periodicals, including the local newspapers from the four-county area. The library’s online resources include over 500,000 book titles and over 70 databases offering thousands of journal, magazine, book, and newspaper articles. Additionally, the Health Sciences Building downtown houses books covering nursing and allied health topics. The Lee County Campus and the Kershaw County Campus also have resources, computers, and study areas for students at these campuses. All students have online access to the library’s electronic collection. For library hours of operation, circulation policies, and links to the Library’s online resources go to the Library tab in myCCTC at https://mycctc.cctech.edu or http://www.cctech.edu/resources/library. Contact the library staff for assistance; email us at librarystaff@cctech.edu or call (803)778-6647.

Currently enrolled students with a current semester sticker on their CCTC ID card may also borrow materials from the Sumter County Library, the Kershaw County Library, the Lee County Library, and the Harvin Clarendon County Library. Through the PASCAL Delivers service, students may request to borrow library books from many of South Carolina’s colleges and universities.

Special Populations Program (Perkins V)

This federally funded program provides assistance for students in career and technical education (CTE) programs considered non-traditional for their gender, students with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged families, single parents, single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, and individuals with other barriers to education including those with limited English proficiency, student who are homeless, student who are in the foster care system or have aged out of the foster care system, and student having a parent who is a member of the armed forces and on active duty. Books, child care, and transportation fees may be provided to qualified students. This program is funded by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and managed by the Counseling & Student Life Services Department in Building M500, Room M540, (803)778-6672, Sumter Main Campus.

Special Programs

PBI Competitive Grant - Academics, Curriculum and Engagement (ACE)

The PBI ACE project has three major components for increasing the enrollment, retention and graduation rates high need, African American male, and STEM students. These include services that improve student academic success, including tutoring, STEM lab assistants, and learning assistants, services that improve instructional strategies and curriculum, including in distance education and STEM courses, and services that provide targeted support through the establishment of a highly engaged cohort of African American male students, led by the ACE Success Advisor. To find out more about PBI ACE, please contact Brooke James, PBI Competitive Grant Director at bjames5@cctech.edu or (803)774-6710.

PBI Formula Grant

The PBI SUCCESS project supports the college by focusing on building its capacity to provide, improve, and expand services that address the institutional gaps in serving the needs of our students. The goals for the grant are to improve student retention and graduation rates, to expand (WBL) Work-Based Learning opportunities for Health Science students, and to improve the advisement process for students. The goals of the SUCCESS grant align with and support CCTC’s mission, annual goals, and strategic plan. To find out more about PBI SUCCESS, please contact Allie Charlton, PBI SUCCESS Grant Director at charltonan@cctech.edu or (803)778-7892.

Student Life

Student Life at Central Carolina is an important dimension of the overall educational experience at the College. A variety of ways to participate allows each student the opportunity to broaden their experiences. A number of social and cultural activities for students are planned throughout the year. The College has several student organizations. Watch for student activities, which will be announced in myCCTC and the College’s Calendar. Student Life is located in Building M500, Room M542, Sumter Main Campus.

Students with Disabilities

Central Carolina Technical College, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, is responsive to the needs of students with disabilities. There are wheelchair entrances to each building on campus, as well as special parking accommodations and restroom facilities. If you require accommodations, contact the Accessibility & Inclusion Coordinator for an appointment. Students must request accommodations each semester by contacting Leslie Abraham, Accessibility & Inclusion Coordinator at (803)778-7871 or (800)221-8711. The Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is (803)774-3313. Accessibility Services is located in Building M500, Room M543.

Testing Services

Proctored testing services are available at the Main Campus, Shaw AFB Education Center Site, F.E. DuBose Campus, Kershaw County Campus, and Lee County Site.

The Main Campus Testing Services administers the following: College placement exams, proficiency tests, CLEP & DSST exams, TEAS and NACE exams, ACT On Campus (formerly ACT Residual), PSI exams, Pearson VUE exams, makeup tests, retests, WorkKeys, proctored exams for other institutions, and various other exams. Testing services and operating hours vary by testing location. Visit www.cctech.edu for more information.

An appointment can be scheduled online for the majority of our testing services through the Testing Center Registration page on the CCTC website. To register online, visit www.cctech.edu and click on “Campus Life,” “Testing Services,” “Testing Services Registration,” and then choose the testing location and complete the online prompts to schedule your testing appointment. You will receive an email confirming the details of your appointment once you have completed this process. You may also schedule an appointment by contacting the Testing Services at testing@cctech.edu or (803)778-3306.

Testing candidates needing accommodations should arrange them in advance of the test date. Documentation of accommodations will be required.

Titan Tutoring Center

The Titan Tutoring Center is available to help all students improve their math, writing, and science skills. Students can receive assistance on a wide range of math topics as well as writing tasks and projects, including research papers for all disciplines, literary analyses, lab reports, resumes, and business letters. Students are encouraged to meet with a consultant for math guidance or at any stage of writing process for guidance on generating a topic, building an argument, incorporating research, revising a draft, or learning about grammatical errors.

Tutoring Center Consultants are available for both face-to-face and online tutoring services. Students can schedule appointments at https://www.cctech.edu/titan-tutoring-center/. The Tutoring Center is located in M510, inside the Library on the Main Campus

Title IX Pregnancy Services

Central Carolina Technical College offers academic accommodations or adjustments for pregnant students or students experiencing pregnancy-related health. If you are pregnant or experiencing pregnancy-related health, please contact the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible so that accommodations can be coordinated. The Title IX Coordinator will inform you of your rights and responsibilities, and when all paperwork is completed will communicate with your instructors on your behalf.

Please be aware that speaking with your instructor is not the same as setting up accommodations with the Title IX Coordinator, but you are required to maintain contact with your instructors and keep them aware of ongoing circumstances. For more information, contact Renee Patchin, Executive Director of Student Development/Title IX Coordinator, (803)778-7867, Building M500, Room M541-B.

TRIO Student Support Services

This federally funded program provides educational opportunities to increase the retention and graduation rates of first generation, low income, and disabled students. Tutoring, personal and educational counseling, financial literacy, career planning, cultural enrichment, college campus visits and college transfer planning are provided to students that meet the qualifying criteria. This program is administered through the TRIO Student Support Services Office in Building M500, Room M583, Sumter Main Campus.

TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

This federally funded program is designed to prepare, motivate, and assist first generation, low income and at-risk veterans, in the development of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success in a program of postsecondary education. VUB focuses on improving the academic performance of veteran students through increasing: (1) standardized test performance, (2) retention or completion of the VUB program, (3) postsecondary enrollment, and (4) postsecondary completion. This program is administered through the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound Office in Building M500, Room M583, Sumter Main Campus.

Acceptable Use Agreement for Computing Resources

  1. Acceptable Use - The use of computing resources must be in support of official College business or education and research and must comply with federal, state, local, and college laws, regulations and policies.
  2. Privileges - The use of computing resources is a privilege. By participating in the use of these resources, you agree to be subject to and abide by this Acceptable Use Agreement. Willful violation of this agreement will be treated as misconduct and subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Illegal or immoral activities will be reported to proper authorities.
  3. General Use Rules for Computing Resources
    1. Wear your Central Carolina ID when using computers on campus.
    2. Follow established procedures when you use computers on campus.
    3. Protect your myCCTC username and password by not allowing others to access it.
    4. Conserve expensive resources by avoiding excessive printing or wasting computer time.
    5. Do not make unauthorized changes to the settings on computer hardware or software.
    6. Do not use computing resources for playing games or for sending frivolous, obscene, or harassing messages.
    7. Be aware that confidentiality and privacy are not guaranteed. Computer use is subject to monitoring.
    8. Do not bring children, food, or beverages into rooms with Central Carolina computers. The use of tobacco products and electronic devices (e.g., iPods, MP3, etc.) are prohibited in any of the computer labs.
    9. Do not use computing resources for private, recreational, commercial, or political activities or to threaten, harass, or intimidate others.
    10. Vandalism, disruption of services, attempting to circumvent security measures, spreading computer viruses or worms, viewing/transmitting pornography, promoting hate sites, installing software, or connecting electronic devices is prohibited.
    11. Users are personally liable for any copyright violations or unauthorized bills incurred.
    12. Users are responsible for any damages incurred by inappropriate use of computing resources.
    13. Cell phones should be set on vibrate or turned off so they will not disrupt class.

Alcohol-Free/Drug-Free Environment

It is the policy of the South Carolina Technical College System and Central Carolina Technical College to provide a drug free, healthful, safe and secure work and educational environment. Students are required and expected to report to their class or student activities in appropriate mental and physical condition to meet the requirements and expectations of their respective roles.

The South Carolina Technical College System and the College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of narcotics, drugs, other controlled substances or alcohol in the educational setting. Unlawful for these purposes means in violation of federal/state/local regulations, policy, procedures, rules, as well as legal statutes. Educational setting includes both institutional premises and approved educational sites off campus. In order to prevent the consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse in the educational setting, the South Carolina Technical College System and the College has implemented this policy to ensure a drug-free work and educational environment.

The South Carolina Technical College System and the College recognizes that chemical dependency through use of controlled or uncontrolled substances, including alcohol, is a treatable illness. The agency supports and recommends student rehabilitation and assistance programs and encourages students to use such programs.

The College offers drug-free awareness programs for students. Such programs will annually ensure that students are aware that:

  • Alcohol and other drug abuse in the educational setting is dangerous because it leads to physical impairment, loss of judgment, safety violations and the risk of injury, poor health, or even death. A list of health risks and effects of controlled substances and alcohol will be provided to students.
  • Alcohol and other drug abuse can also significantly lower performance in the classroom, thus impacting on the agency and the college mission as well as seriously affecting the student’s educational and career goals.
  • It is a condition of admission that all students must abide by the policy on alcohol and other drug use as well as related procedures/statements/laws/guidelines. Violation of any provision may result in disciplinary action up to and including or expulsion respectively and may have further legal consequences consistent with federal and state laws and regulation. Additionally, the Chief Student Services Officer may require a student to enter a student assistance or drug rehabilitation program as a condition of enrollment.
  • Use of student assistance programs (SAP), or drug/alcohol rehabilitation services is encouraged.